Re: UPIX - eMule tests

From: Randy Saaf <>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2007 13:22:07 -0700

Keep on them Ben. Also, let's rename more of our servers to big bang 1, etc with higher user numbers.

----- Original Message -----
From: Ben Grodsky
To: Tabish Hasan
Cc: Jay Mairs; Randy Saaf
Sent: Tue Apr 03 11:46:43 2007
Subject: RE: UPIX - eMule tests

I'll bring it to their attention again, if Randy wants. The thing is that I've already talked to them ad nauseum about their methodology for picking servers and it doesn't seem productive. Yes, they say they sort by files, then by users. But they've also told me that generally they connect to a Donkey Server or Big Bang server. I've pointed out to them that if they always sort the same way, and pick the top server, that should always be a Donkey Server as Donkey Servers are hosting most of the network -- the blank stares I got in response to this made my head hurt.
By the way, you should limit the query to the data you want to show -- makes for smaller attachments and more focused discussion: the only important data seems to be anything recent, for purposes of trending their current eMule usage.


From: Tabish Hasan
Sent: Tue 03-Apr-07 11:21
To: Randy Saaf; Jay Mairs; Dylan Douglas
Cc: Ty Heath; Ben Grodsky; qateam
Subject: UPIX - eMule tests



They’ve been doing many of their recent eMule tests on Big Bang 9, which in turn has produced a lot of “good downloads”. According to their methodology, they should be “sorting by files, then by users”. Neither of those sort methods are true if they’re connecting to Big Bang 9. Even if our servers weren’t in their list somehow, they should still be connecting to the real DonkeyServer No1 because that has higher #’s than Big Bang 9.


So should we bring this up to their attention? Or wait till we get the finalized results from them? So far our eMule testing isn’t looking too good because of this. Maybe we can ask for their server.mets and see if our servers are still in their list? They’re using 2 testers by the way.


I’m attaching their database dump for their eMule tests.



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